Split’s hype precedes it. I actually found out about it on Facebook. James McAvoy is yet to disappoint me (although I had gotten used to him being Charles Xavier). Without further ado, let’s get into the movie, Split.
Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, (the same guy who did The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable) I couldn’t help but make my way onto Google halfway in (just to check the ratings out of curiosity), only to realize that I was watching a sequel… WTF? Well this film is related to 2000’s Unbreakable. That is why Bruce Willis’ character makes a cameo towards the end of it.
Without giving away two much of what Split is about the plot is as follows. We have a Kevin with 23 personalities (some of them feminine and another a nine year-old) diagnosed as dissociative personality disorder. Its these multiple personalities that show the brilliance of McAvoy’s acting as each personality comes with its own accent.
The movie did wonders at the box office grossing over US$200 million with a US$9 million budget. It is arguably the most profitable movie of the year, grossing over 20 times its budget. Not too shabby, eh?
Night Shyamalan seems keen to do a third movie featuring both Bruce Willis and James McAvoy reprising their roles.
Sidenote: For those wondering what Unbreakable is about, well, it’s about Superman not realizing he’s superman. No it’s not related to the DC universe guy.